Youth Support - Community Program
This program is currently subsidised by Logan City Council. All Educational Facilities in Gold Coast and Logan City are eligible to participate for less than cost at just $7 while funding is available.
Our very unique Youth Program combines components of Emotional Intelligence education and life education. We'll help inspire your teens to stay safe on our roads and we'll support them in making healthy decisions regarding peer pressure, substance use, emotional intelligence and more.
The Safe Spot Youth Program is created to foster EQ (emotional intelligence) as well as give our teens and young adults a non-biased, non-judgemental, interactive mentoring which is specifically designed to help them flourish and lead fulfilling lives, no matter what path they choose.
And as with all our Community Programs, our youth program encourages young adults to become Community Educators, by showing them how they can each help to educate peers, family and communities and play an active role in their own well-being, as well as the well-being of others.
We believe our youth are the key to positive community change and to fostering a safer, smarter next generation, so we give them authority to speak and act accordingly, and we introduce them to appropriate articulation needed to chat to peers, parents, guardians and community members about well-being.
We want everyone to have access to safety and well-being information and we want our teens to value safety and well-being and be able to speak up and play a positive, active role in their community. Our Youth Program will help our young adults understand and value the importance of safety, well-being, expression, communication and positive relationships.
Safe Spot - fostering happy, healthy and well balanced individuals and community members.
What Topics Are Covered?
- What is Emotional Intelligence? (Referred to as EQ)
- The difference between EQ and IQ. (IQ = intellectual ability)
- Why is EQ important?
- How EQ helps us to connect with others?
- The role of EQ in being a productive member of society.
- EQ - the key to turning intention into action.
- The difference between learning about EQ and applying that knowledge to life.
- The effects of EQ on Mental Health, Physical Health, Relationships and performance.
- Overcoming stress to become emotionally aware (implementing EQ knowledge when under pressure).
- The value of expression and articulation.
- How can speaking up or communicating with others improve quality of life?
- Who can we talk to - if we're not feeling great or need someone to listen?
- The importance of supporting peers and others.
- Connecting with others in productive and nurturing ways.
- Finding your voice.
- Reality V Fiction - what kids see on t.v/social media/other media V what life is really like.
- Stranger Danger Notion Challenged (sometimes we need to seek help from trusted people we don't know)
- Avoiding Peer Pressure
- Keys to EQ:
- Self-awareness – Recognising your own emotions and how they affect your thoughts and behavior. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses, and having self-confidence.
- Self-management –Being able to control impulsive feelings and behaviours when they arise, and being able to manage your emotions in healthy and socially acceptable ways, taking initiatives, being able to follow through with commitments, and adapting to change in situation or circumstance.
- Social awareness – Understanding the needs, concerns and emotions of other people (not being egocentric), picking up on body language, oral language and emotional cues of others, feeling comfortable in social situations, and recognising the power dynamics in a groups of people.
- Relationship management – Knowing how to develop and maintain healthy relationships with others, being able to communicate clearly, being able to inspire and influence others, having the ability to work well in a team, and effectively managing conflict when necessary.
Driver Safety and Substance Use Component
- The facts - Driver Distraction
- The after effects of accident or injury (effects on your life and that of others)
- The role of youth as community educators
- Avoiding peer pressure behind the wheel
- My Car - My Rules
- Avoiding injury or accident
- The facts - Substance Use - health, social and psychological
- The role of youth as community educators
- Avoiding peer pressure - substance use
- My Life - My Way
- Emergency Responses